I want to buy my first 1911. I have a half dozen 9mm handguns (strikers and wondernines) but want a plain old .45 1911. I want a quality gun but it doesn’t have to be fancy and all customized and stuff, even just a basic GI pattern model that if I want I can tinker with. What is the best bang for your buck? I don’t want to spend more than $1000-$1200, lesser is even better. I’m currently on the fence between a used Colt (either series 70 or 80, preferably 70 but wouldn’t turn down an 80 if it was a good deal) or a used Norinco (forged from hard steel and are a great base to work on from for a $600 gun or just to keep stock and enjoy until the end of time).